The VocalMatch 2017 Songwriter Submissions

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Violin M Sona

Alice in Wonderland

by violin-m-sona

Genre: Jazz

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If I coul pass the time and spaces
I'd imagine things that make no sence
But in my dreams they could be real
I could imagine trails that lead me to the sky
And all the stars are blinding
'Cause they're not so far, not so far
The grass would grow so green and tall
The moon and sun would have no doubt
If its rainy day or darkest night
They'd shine to bring the magic joyfull light

If you meet my funny charming cat
Please don't afraid, he's strange but not so bad
He's my old friend, my old friend
Would you like to have a cup of tea
And celebrate a birthday or maybe
To talk with flowers sing with flowers
The grass would grow so green and tall
The moon and sun would have no doubt
If its rainy day or darkest night
They'd shine to bring the magic joyful light
We could play some croquet with the queen
And find the rabbit runnin' around the filds all day long
And if you don't want to lose your head
You'd better paint the roses red
Not to make the queen upset
So welcome to my wonderland
There's nothing that can make you sad
If you can dream the same like me
Than come with me to wonderland...

lamdmorgan

Stand Tall

by lamdmorgan

Genre: Pop

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Stand Tall
By Mark Morgan © 2017

When I was just a small boy, my father came to me.
He said Son there’ll come a time, when you will have to be
Strong to the core, and unable to fall.
He told me that from now on I must, always stand tall

Stand Tall, Stand Tall, and you will never fall
Stand Tall, Stand Tall, and you will have it all
Stand Tall, Stand Tall, and you will become
A Man that can, stand alone,
And hold the world up, all alone.

Stand Tall, Stand Tall, and you will never fall
Stand Tall, Stand Tall, and you will have it all
Stand Tall, Stand Tall, and you will become
The man that you want to be,
A man that is always free,
The man that I call son,
The man I will always love.

Stand Tall, Stand Tall, Now I am Standing Tall.
So Stand Tall, Stand Tall, ’cause I know I’m not the only one.
Stand Tall, Stand Tall, and together we will never run;
Together we can face the world.
Together we can save the world.

Stand Tall, Stand Tall, and together we can’t fall.
Stand Tall, Stand Tall, and we will have it all
Stand Tall, Stand Tall; we are Standing Tall for us all

guruguru

Carried Away

by guruguru

Genre: Pop

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Carried Away

Waiting,
Waiting for nothing at all, still I know
That a day will come
When no chord I strum,
When my song ceases to flow.
I am,
I am no longer the one to be heard,
But to leave like that
Would be to neglect
That I've done something absurd...

I'm carried away,
Whereby, whereto - does it matter?
I've no wish to look behind,
All I had to find
Is a wind to ride.
I'm carried away,
I just feel it is fate that I'll get to.
I'm now almost feather-light as I'm flying
While carried away.

Slow down,
Hold on and lighten your heart, let it sing.
In a moment's time
You will hear the chime,
Off you start once it begins.
Over,
Over the deserted hills, silent plains...
Wind is rather strong,
And it won't be long
Till you feel rather the same.

We're carried away,
Whereby, whereto - doesn't matter.
There's no need to look behind,
All we had to find
Is a wind to ride.
We're carried away,
Don't you feel it is fate that we'll get to?
I'm now almost feather-light as we're flying
While carried away.

No idea why are we up
In the air -
Why should I care?
If our fall will be that abrupt,
We will never wake,
Our spirit being at stake!
Why recall; the fall but for now.

We're carried away,
Whereby, whereto - doesn't matter.
There's no way we'll look behind,
All we had to find
Is a wind to ride.
We're carried away,
Don't you know it is fate that we'll get to?
I'm now almost feather-light as we're flying
While carried away.
I'm now only feather-light as we're flying
While carried away.

sirena

Dreams

by sirena

Genre: Dance

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ashleighw99

Everything you mean to me

by ashleighw99

Genre: pop/rock

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VERSE 1:
Every day i look around and all i seem to see,
is broken hearts and broken trust and pain all around me,
I look up to the sky and try to make pictures out the clouds,
Then I see your face It all just turns around

CHORUS:
I'd do anything just to spend one more day with you,
I want you here I want you back,
But no i guess it don't mean anything to you,
cause you are everything,
everything to me

VERSE 2:
Missing you more,
Than anything in the world,
But baby you can save me from the life i'm living,
I see your face when i look up,
It all just turns around

CHORUS:
I'd do anything just to spend one more day with you,
I want you here I want you back,
But no i guess it don't mean anything to you,
cause you are everything,
everything to me

BRIDGE:
I'm just standing around,
seeing your face,
everywhere i go,
is just a silhouette of you,
Standing around,
seeing your face,
Everywhere i go is just a silhouette of you

CHORUS:
I'd do anything just to spend one more day with you,
I want you here I want you back,
But no i guess it don't mean anything to you,
cause you are everything,
everything to me,
I'd do anything just to spend one more day with you,
I want you here I want you back,
But no i guess it don't mean anything to you,
cause you are everything,
everything to me

lyzabelviz

TO YOU ALONE

by lyzabelviz

Genre: R&B / Soul

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TO YOU ALONE- Composed by Lyza Belviz

VERSE 1
Mesmerize at the beauty of your love
Your undying presence resolves me to be whole
I could never imagine, life without you
Captivated only by your guide
CHORUS:
To you alone, I give my life
To you alone,I lift my soul
To you alone I will only trust
Forever, I will love you
VERSE 2
I have fallen to the pattern of this world
Yet you are there all throughout my journey
I could never imagine, life without you
Captivated only by your guide
BRIDGE :
I’m captivated only by guide, I’m overwhelmed by your love, I could never imagine, life without you

carichard

Your Way

by carichard

Genre: Soul

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cjbonnell

The Kitchen Party

by cjbonnell

Genre: Folk

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There was a kitchen party every Saturday night
You could hear the fiddles til the morning light
Dogs all asleep on the mat at the back porch door
Danny would start with an old folk song then all guitars would play along
No one knew the song name that’s for sure

Julie and me would drive quite far to hear the boys all play guitar
Kids would dance in the middle of the kitchen floor
Scott would pick out a banjo tune, Linda kept beat with her wooden spoons
Dogs kept sleeping on the mat at the back porch door

There was a kitchen party every Saturday night
You could hear the fiddles til the morning light
Dogs all asleep on the mat at the back porch door
Danny would start with an old folk song then all guitars would play along
No one knew the song name that’s for sure

johndebortoli

What I Feel For you

by johndebortoli

Genre: Pop

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koolc92

Apology

by koolc92

Genre: Pop

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verse 1:
Tomorrow is another day
a chance for the pain to go away
I know it's hard for you to stay
today oh today
sometimes things get hard
people get sad
sometimes things get tough
and we get mad
we say things we never meant
escalate beyond the bad

Chorus:
but there's gonna be another day anyway
for us to play at the game we made
love may seem all but lost
but forever has a cost
however long it may take
the lonely nights
you are worth the fight

verse 2:
the day may stick in your mind
like an arrow it hurts this time
I know we did things that went too far
yesterday yesterday
times got tough
but time heals all wounds
the words we said never again

Chorus:
but there's gonna be another day anyway
for us to play at the game we made
love may seem all but lost
but forever has a cost
however long it may take
the lonely nights
you are worth the fight

Bridge:
we've become lost
within ourselves
more anger
than we ever should have held
this apology may be too late
but if you want it it's yours to take

Chorus:
but there's gonna be another day anyway
for us to play at the game we made
love may seem all but lost
but forever has a cost
however long it may take
the lonely nights
you are worth the fight

alegeisslerin

Dont be my lover

by alegeisslerin

Genre: Pop

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MR

Feel The Love Inside (Red Yyii Guy)

by mr

Genre: Reggae

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FEEL THE LOVE (Red Yyii Guy)

(*Red Yii, means...a person wants everything their eyes see, and no one else can have.
Their eyes are red with greed ... and this refers to anyone living this "mine/must have" mentality...from your neighbour to your government, to their financial institutions, etc etc ...)

We know for a fact: Greed Makes All Children Bleed. So why do we (allow to) continue?

Verse

Red Yyii, Guy ... Red Yyii, Guy …. Tell me why …

There’s more on the table – than you can eat with our eyes.

Still, children a go hungry…. While, you belly full with pride

Red Yyii, Guy ... Red Yyii, Guy …. Tell me why …

Chorus

I Feel The Love, U Feel The Love – Inside

Red Yii, Guy… tell me why children have to die....

I Feel The Love, U Feel The Love – Inside

Tell me why... woman a cry…

I Feel The Love, U Feel Love – Inside

Who are we? We come from Most High

I Feel The Love, U Feel Love – Inside

Verse

First time I tell you, next time I show you --- It’s no lie…

Felicity in Life and Love is ours - before we die.

War won’t kill you! … War won’t kill you, like pride.

Red Yyii, Guy ... Red Yyii, Guy …. I tell you why …

Chorus

I Feel The Love, U Feel The Love – Inside

Red Yii, Guy… tell me why children have to die....

I Feel The Love, U Feel The Love – Inside

Tell me why... woman a cry…

I Feel The Love, U Feel Love – Inside

Who are we? We come from Most High

I Feel The Love, U Feel Love – Inside

Verse

Red Yyii, Guy ... Red Yyii, Guy …. Tell me why …

There’s more on the table – than you can eat with our eyes.

Still, children a go hungry…. While, you belly full with pride

Free yourself from any slavery – at any price …

Chorus

I Feel The Love, U Feel The Love – Inside

Red Yii, Guy… tell me why children have to die....

I Feel The Love, U Feel The Love – Inside

Tell me why... woman a cry…

I Feel The Love, U Feel Love – Inside

Who are we? We come from Most High

I Feel The Love, U Feel Love – Inside

~End

Ahmad Byrkdar

Great Facing Fight

by raykira-2

Genre: Pop

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How the sky is white
And how the wind is cool
papers are flying every where
and frozen tear laying on my face
It's about how the weather changes
and everything I own
is a memory about a dream
so keep fighting in the storm
facing the sand by your eyes
never give up
never look back
teach the storm what the man is you
what ever was your enemy fight
till you overcome and have the fun fight
the world is weak when you believe you can fight
you are man
you are a power
you can do the possible
so, trust your self and keep moving on
show the people how far you can stand
and fight, fight and fight
how the ground is golden
and how the weather is warm
it's all about great victory

KaylaRae

“I’ll love you when I’m breathing”

by kaylarae

Genre: Pop

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My heart beats only for you, dear.
No other man can draw me near. It's so magical. If I have you, I have it all.
Your sharpie lyrics on my arms, your silly ways, your instant charm.
I fall every day. Catch me on the way.
And when I land, I'll fall again.
Chorus: I'll love you in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, once we greet the moon, when I wake up, when I fall asleep each night. I'll love you when I'm dressed up, or in my PJ's, when I'm breathing, this is not a phase, when the sun's up- I'll love you a little more. I'll love you when I'm breathing
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My heart beats only for you, love. Your love alone, is just enough. I fall every day, catch me on the way. Your crazy laugh, your gentle smile- makes me forget this pain a while. I fall every day, catch me on the way.
And when I land, I'll fall again.
Chorus x2

josielynpayne

Not Just Another Breakup Song

by josielynpayne

Genre: Pop

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Not Just Another Breakup Song
To me you're not just
another breakup song,
you're my best friend,
with you is where I belong.
You told me you loved me,
I said I loved you too
But I was dying inside
Not wanting to hurt you

I can't live
with or without you,
and I am torn
to do what I have to.
I wouldn’t change a thing
cuz baby when I see you smile
I can face the world
Just stay with me a while
you're all that I want
I don't wanna miss a thing
I’ll be forever yours
ohhh faithfully
I even love the sound
of silence with you.
but I’ll let you go
because I love you.
I can't live
with or without you,
and I am torn
to do what I have to.

Now I lay down at night
All alone in my bed
feeling the cold tears
run down my skin
knowing how you’ll
be feeling even worse
when I tell you this
I don’t wanna see you hurt!

I would prefer
to spend forever with you
under the cool night sky
like we used to do,
talking and laughing
as though time had stopped.
Singing and reminiscing
Under the stars

Would I go back and trade
those moments though?
Never, because you’ve truly
Touched my soul
But I’m going crazy
cuz the person you said
you live forIs the one
breaking your heart instead

Jc999

Because I’m Too Lonely

by jc999

Genre: R&B / Soul

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Intro : The sorrow day is when you go far away
Waited so long but there was no one came
Why u didn't say you dont want to see me

The rain has coming on the way back home
The darkness falling and i'm still all alone
How to heal my heart
I'm trying so hard

Hook 1 :

Because I'm too lonely lonely, girl
I have to hide my tears deep down inside the smile
How many thoughts that i keep in my mind
Just only me
So sometimes i want to find somebody
The one who don't know anythings about us
Don't tell me that i was silly when i'm still love you
Don't tell me anything that i can do
to forget you
I need someone who can listen
When i say

The sorrow day is when you go far away
Waited so long but there was no one came
Why u didn't say you dont want to see me

The rain has coming on the way back home
The darkness falling and i'm still all alone
How to heal my heart
I'm trying so hard

Hook 2 :

Because I'm too lonely lonely, girl
I have to hide my tears deep down inside the smile
How many thoughts that i keep in my mind
Just only me
So sometimes i want to find somebody
To tell the love memories about us
The first date we have met
All the stories we've got
I love you more and more than can be
And i just need
I need someone who by my side
When i say....

Hook 3:

Because I'm too lonely lonely, girl.

dazman

New Day

by dazman

Genre: Pop

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New Day - A Song Written And Composed By Daz Watson

verse

G Em C D
In the morning I see the sun it shines through my window
G Em C D
I look up to the sky and smile cos it warms my soul
G Em C D
Its a new day and its knocking o------n my door

chorus

Em Am G Em
I won't suffer, be broken, get tired or surrender
Am G Em Am
a new day is calling, and I am finally free.
G Em Am G
its a new day for me and a new day for us all to see

verse

G Em C D
When I was down and out of lu--ck When dark the path my life had took
G Em C D
When I was at my lowest low A rope a helping hand did throw
G Em C D
And pulled me up from the pit and in the dark a candle lit

chorus

Em Am G Em
I won't suffer, be broken, get tired or surrender
Am G Em Am
a new day is calling, and I am finally free.
G Em Am G
its a new day for me and a new day for us all to see

verse

G Em C D
Cast aside the failures o---f yesterday Forget the peaks and
G Em C D
valleys that have paved your way Wipe the sweat from your brow
G Em C D
Take a breath and relax so that you may begin a new day.

chorus

Em Am G Em
I won't suffer, be broken, get tired or surrender
Am G Em Am
a new day is calling, and I am finally free.
G Em Am G
its a new day for me and a new day for us all to see

stanj3

I’m Into You

by stanj3

Genre: Rock

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You’re my temptation
Loving elation
Peppermint taste in my mind
Mystical nightfall
Whispering love call
Baby you’re really my kind

Loving emotions
I got the notion
Memories happening here
And in this knowing
That love is growing
Heartbreak is nothing to fear

Only in you
No is not known
Only in you
That love is known
And I’m into you

So easy dreaming
Knowing believing
Our love is set in stone
From here to never
On to forever
Together never alone

Feelings of my heart
Belong to your heart
Love is the opening key
Shadowing my heart
Listen to your heart
Musical love harmony

Only in you
No is not known
Only in you
That love is known
And I’m into you

Feelings of my heart
Belong to your heart
Love is the opening key
Shadowing my heart
Listen to your heart
Musical love harmony

You’re my temptation
Loving elation
Peppermint taste in my mind
Mystical nightfall
Whispering love call
Baby you’re really my kind

Ritesh1328

paradise

by ritesh1328

Genre: R&B / Soul

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I know u never love me
But deep inside I know
U will need me &
I'll be there for ya

I feel so empty now
Every night I sneak out
Under the night sky
Waitin' for dawn to rise

I just want to take u there
Take u to my paradise
Where we can splice
Baby! Just realize

We'll be together
Baby, make a choice
I will make u queen
Queen of my paradise

I know u love me
But u won't show it for sure
Reminiscing memories
waitin' for u on the seashore

I just want to take u there
Take u to my paradise
Where we can splice
Baby, Just realize

We'll be together
Together for rest of our lives
Just kiss me
Stop the time as u meet me

Just, hold my hand
And wait for a moment
Till the dawn rise
I'll take you
Take u to my paradise

I'm still waiting
waitin' in my paradise...

parenti

Rise And Carry On

by parenti

Genre: Inspirational (incl. Gospel)

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Rise And Carry On

Don't be so alone you have surely grown
Now's the time to let yourself receive
No need to gather strife
No need to run and hide
You're alive if you can only see

All you ever hear is doubt
And all you ever see is fear

Rise and carry on
Receive the word of love and sing your song
No ones in your way
See your path as gold and you will stay
Remember what you meet is for your growth
So hold on you'll be strong

In life we see a road it always leads you home
If you feel and really do believe
High upon a hill you'll hear a voice that still
Gathers all her children to the free

But all you ever hear is doubt
And all you ever see is fear

Rise and carry on
Receive the word of love and sing your song
No ones in your way
See your path as gold and you will stay
Remember what you meet is for your growth
So hold on you'll be strong

Copyright 2017 Mike Parenti

WordTickler

Damn the Royalty

by wordtickler

Genre: Indie

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Damn the Royalty
Copyright (C) 1998 by
Kerry B. Rogers

It's a new day
I must find a job
What is the use?
When times get rough
They'll just let me go.

I pace the dock of life
Looking for sails
But, the water's too shallow
For my ship to come in.

Damn the royalty
Their heads turn from my strife
In their outstretched hand
A pink slip - might as well be a knife
Where's the loyalty?
Don't tell me that's just life
I'm on the outside lookin' in.

Standing in line
Waiting my turn
Get to the booth
Look through the bars of life

Grumpy old bitch
Serving this mob
I'm on the outside
Lookin' in for a job.

Damn the royalty
Their heads turn from my strife
In their outstretched hand
A pink slip - might as well be a knife
Where's the loyalty
Don't tell me that's just life
I'm on the outside lookin' in.

A decade has passed
I own a store
Keeping my business
Is so hard anymore

Who will it be?
Who gets the axe?
Constantly fending off the bills
And the tax

Now I'm royalty
My head turns from their strife
In my outstretched hand
A pink slip - might as well be a knife
Where's my loyalty?
I guess that's just life
I'm on the inside lookin' out.

bonnelegion

Burning Trees

by bonnelegion

Genre: Pop

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This is the beginning of me letting go, letting go,
you dont really love me, you dont even me, you dont even really know,
this is the beginning of me burning slow,
like forest fire the trees are flaming on the patio,

everybody lies, everybody cries,
this is not what I had hoped to be,
the ship sails and my heart wails,
in the middle of a dead sea,

everybody rise, look at my disguise,
this is not what im supposed to be,
with arms out let the rain fall down
on the heart on a burning tree,

everybody tries look in my eyes,
this is not what I had hoped to be,
we plant a seed let the roots grow deep,
set flames for a burning tree,

this is the beginning of me letting go, letting go
this is the beginning of me burning slow,
your poured gasoline on top of my head down to my toes,

veronikamindal

In your eyes

by veronikamindal

Genre: Pop

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1.
I can't forget your brown eyes,
Hope fades like clouds in the sky,
You're still deeply in my mind,
But you don't know,you are so blind.

I know you are my reason and my fate,
It's not in my power to make you love or hate,
Please don't betray, don't apologize,
i have no time to live in lies.

P/
I see another world in your eyes,
One moment changed the meaning of my life,
you showed me how to touch the sky,
you are the reason why I’m flying high.

2
I just want to hear you breathing near,
next to you my dreams are clear,
When i gently touch you in the night,
all my feelings are so strong and bright.

I m cold but my feelings are out of control
You think I'm the devil that I want to take your soul,
But I'm just a fallen angel from above,
I'm a real woman who so needs your love.

Yashasvi1989

Dance like that

by yashasvi1989

Genre: Pop

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The day i soothe every inch of hurt from your broken heart we ll dance like that
Take off your shoes and hold my hand and then we dance like that..

Palmer13385

Past Tense

by palmer13385

Genre: Indie

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Back and forth in my mind,
just as fast as I can pace.
I try to make more sense of it
when I see your eyebrows raise.
But let's wait to critique
until the final taste.
You still wanted your room,
so I sent you out to space.

I can't wait until the elements
knock some sense in you.
You'll regret buying that new car
'cause you needed a new roof.
You thought you loved me,
but you only loved the chase.
And I thought I loved you too,
but I only liked your face.

Ooh, you're love is traced
Ooh, and mines faked.

You feel that you deserve it all,
everything and more.
So you label the Earth's oxygen,
label it as your's.
But we're all still alive,
so I guess that makes us thieves.
You want us out of here?
Haaa! Try and make us leave!

Ooh, your love is traced.
Ooh, and mines faked.
You thought we would succeed.. and I agreed

brunobessa

Innocent Lies

by brunobessa

Genre: Indie

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Innocent Lies
Bruno Bessa

Once I met a silly boy
Ordinary as could be
But not so ordinary
If you looked more carefully

The kid was smarter than the others
It was not hard to get it
But he's never been his mother's dream
He was too shy to admit it

He never had too many friends
He didn't handle it so well
It was not cool, the kids from school
Just made his life a hell

He felt so different when he was
In his own world of his room
Where he could shine, sing lullabies
Or just fly to the moon

So wrong, he suffered alone
No one could see behind his smiling face
Stuck on this circle of innocent lies
That's where he could hide

He had to hold on
Insisting on his own denials
So he could feel human
He had to move on
Resisting a gazillion miles
So he could be like the others

The boy has grown and he has thrown
His past down the drain
But sometimes he still sheds a tear
When he recalls the pain

But he's not weak, not such a freak
His feet are on the ground
Although he feels his future is lost
Somewhere to be found

So wrong, he bears it alone
Different problems, or maybe just the same
Stuck on his circle of innocent lies
Just trying to hide

He has to hold on
Insisting on his own denials
So he can feel human
He has to move on
Resisting a gazillion miles
So he can be like the others

But he can't fool himself by saying it's Ok
Deep inside he knows he's still afraid
Will anyone hear when he cries for help?
Or will he be forgotten like an old book on the shelf?

Once I met a silly boy
Ordinary as could be
But not so ordinary
If you looked more carefully

stormystori

psycho love

by stormystori

Genre: R&B / Soul

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Tristiandean15

It ain’t easy anymore

by tristiandean15

Genre: Country

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spidermic

Muscle hustle

by spidermic

Genre: Hip Hop / Rap

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Ctwilson61

Lazarus Prayer

by ctwilson61

Genre: Inspirational (incl. Gospel)

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